Saturday , 22 July 2017

National News

Sri Lanka govt not to clash with UN on human rights: Minister

PTI   Colombo Unlike the previous Rajapaksa regime, the current Sri Lankan government will not follow the policy of confrontation with the UN over the human rights violations committed during the three-decade long civil war, government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said Tuesday. Senaratne, who is also the Health Minister, was responding after Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe severely criticised the conclusions ... Read More »

China’s Communist Party warn members to give up religion

PTI Beijing In a controversial move, China’s ruling Communist Party has directed its nearly 90 million members to shun religion for maintaining party unity, warning that religious belief is a “redline” for the cadres and those who resist would be punished. The head of China’s top religious affairs regulator said that party members should not seek value and faith in ... Read More »

Rs 1,200 cr sanctioned for development of beaches, rivers as tourist spots: govt

PTI NEW DELHI The government has sanctioned more than Rs 1,200 crore for the development of beaches and rivers as tourists spots, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday. Replying to a query, Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said that 11 projects, worth Rs 896.66 crore, have been sanctioned under the coastal circuit of the ‘Swadesh Darshan Scheme’ and four projects, ... Read More »

Don’t give communal colour to vigilante attacks: Naqvi

IANS   NEW DELHI Asking the Congress not to give a communal twist to crimes by cow vigilantes, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday said these incidents did not involve any party or the government but individuals. He also called for a united fight to isolate and tackle those behind such crimes. “These are purely incidents of crime and ... Read More »

Applying science to solve problems is a priority: PM

PTI NEW DELHI Applying science to solve the country’s problems is a priority for the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said and asked officials to come up with specific targets which could be achieved in the field of science by 2022. He asked officials to break silos and strongly emphasized that a mechanism be formed to document and replicate ... Read More »

Not bound by July 7 UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons, says India

IANS   NEW DELHI After it stayed away from a July 7 voting at the UN to permanently ban nuclear weapons, India said on Tuesday that it continues to remain committed to universal, non-discriminatory and verifiable nuclear disarmament but “cannot be a party to the Treaty” and would “not be bound by any of the obligations that may arise from ... Read More »

600 deaths due to swine flu so far this year: govt

PTI   NEW DELHI As many as 600 people have died of swine flu so far this year, a more than two-fold rise in such deaths as against last year, the government informed the Rajya Sabha Tuesday. Maharashtra alone accounted for almost 50 per cent of all deaths, as it recorded 284 deaths out of the 2,324 cases reported till ... Read More »

9-judge SC bench to decide whether right to privacy is fundamental

IANS NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred to a nine-judge constitution bench the question whether right to privacy is a fundamental right on which hinges the challenge to the validity of the Aadhaar scheme. Referring the matter to the larger bench, a five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said, “… during the course of ... Read More »

Venkaiah is NDA man for Vice President

NEW DELHI: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, one of most recognisable faces in the BJP, is the NDA’s vice presidential candidate, party president Amit Shah said on Monday. Please like & share: Read More »

Modi accused of hypocrisy over cow vigilantes

NEW DELHI: The All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of uttering “hypocritical rhetoric” on the violence unleashed by cow vigilantes and accused him of “running with the hare and hunting with the hounds”. Please like & share: Read More »

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